Cormega Brings The Realness Back !
On Thursday September 22nd a private listening session took place at IMI Studios in New York City in anticipation for the release of “ The Realness 2” by Cormega. Cormega, a emcee, entrepreneur and New York Native( Brooklyn born and Queens raised) hit the mainstream when he was featured on Nas song “ Affirmative Action” featuring AZ and Foxy Brown. 27 years later with a catalogue under his belt he is still making waves sonically.
The Realness 2,( a continuation of “ The Realness” which dropped in 2001 )highlights Cormega's word play, rawness and story telling ability that vividly paints a picture for the listeners. The private event was hosted by Ralph McDaniels, another vet in the industry and creator of Video Music Box who was able to ask key points about the making of the album and his journey as an artist thus far. Cormega stated “When I came back to industry rather when I was going to the studio things were different, there were hooks and choruses suppose to how it use to be and one of the guys who were showing me, schooling me on choruses was Havoc” he went on to say “ As a person of integrity you have to look back at the people who were essential in your life contributors not just takers and when I looked at it damn and one day it just hit me ..Havoc was on more Cormega albums than any artist in the world”. Present in the room was Viper Records who most recently signed a partnership with the emcee in addition to notable producers such as Havoc(Mobb Deep), Sha Money XL, J.Love, Buckwild and others. “ The Realness 2” will be released Friday October 7th, 2022.
Written by : Mackenzie Vickers